23 Jun 2011
International GEOINT: Spain on Track to Be First Euro Nation with EO System for Civilian and Military Use
Although its economy has taken quite a beating lately, the country of Spain is making a strategic investment to make it the first European country to have a dual Earth observation system, radar and optical, for both civilian and military use. Spain’s Defense Minister Carme Chacon (pictured) believes that radar technology incorporated into its Paz satellite will play a major role in achieving the nation’s GEOINT goals and protecting the nation’s interests. In addition, in three years the nation aims to enhance this capacity with the new Ingenio satellite and its optical technology.